LIFE CEPLAFIB comes to an end. CEPLAFIB team is delighted to share with the world its very final video, in which you can discover all the developments achieved within the project. CEPLAFIB finally succesfully produced a new high-quality composite material, 100% recycled, made from deinked newspaper fibres, recycled polypropylene and high/low density polyetylene post-consumer plastics. A material with the potential to be used for mass production in multiple sectors to manufacture a new generation of sustainable products. The result? Keep reading and watch the full video!
CEPLAFIB has focused on 3 sectors: automotive-caravanning, industrial-packaging, and construction, and has managed to develop several demonstrators.
- Product 1: Distance holder. A special construction element with an exceptional structural strength for lifting the double floor decking in ADRIA’s Mobil motorhomes.
- Product 2: A thermoformed panel to protect the ventilated slots from the ingress of dust or dirt on the bottom body floor of Adria’s motorhome.
- Product 3: Protective inserts for PVC pipes for preventing their contamination during the transport and industrial trays for enveloping the sensitive instruments.
- Product 4: Shiny and colourful façade decorative elements to build sustainable homes.
But, CEPLAFIB’s innovation has gone further and has replicated and transferred its recycling materials and methodology to other sectors, achieving several different examples of branded products: Recycled plastic multi-colour hornshoes, stress-free storage boxes or even didactic building block toys which were once yogurt jars!
After years of research, the European LIFE CEPLAFIB project has managed to implement a revolutionary approach to raise the European recycling rates for post-consumer plastic and newsprint paper waste, promoting a new circular economy that will become a sustainable alternative to climate change. CEPLAFIB proposes to move industrial practices towards a greener production model based on low consumption and reuse of existing resources, and offering itself as a solution to the negative environmentally impact of plastic.